BISHOPVILLE, S.C. – CareSouth Carolina will open the doors to a new pediatric dental office on June 24 in Bishopville, becoming the lone dental office in Lee County.

The new office, located at 101 Harris Street, will offer examinations, cleanings, restorative care and extraction services to an area that has been without a dental office for several years.

“We see this as a very high need,” said CareSouth Carolina Dental Program Administrator Taylor Horne. “Every time we have a remote dental team set up at our Bishopville Main medical site, it is always full. With there being no dental office in the county, transportation can be an issue to receive access to care. We are very excited to offer these services to kids that may not be able to get them otherwise.”

Dr. Joshua Hubbard, a Columbia resident, will serve as the dentist at the new location. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He has worked for two years at Lockhart Dental and has experience in general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery and periodontics.

Hubbard graduated from Johnson and Wales with a Culinary Arts degree. He was a Chef at East Bay Trading Co., and was owner/chef of The Other Store, a family-owned business in Columbia before deciding to take prerequisites for dental school.

“All of us at our new dental site in Bishopville are excited to welcome pediatric patients on June 24,” Hubbard said. “We feel like we have a really great opportunity to serve the Bishopville community and make a positive impact on the oral health of the children in the area.”

The location will be open three days a week, from 8 a.m. yo 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and can accept patients up to age 19. To schedule an appointment, call 866-815-9845.

CareSouth Carolina is a private, nonprofit community health center delivering patient-centered health and life services in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. CareSouth Carolina operates centers in Bennettsville, Bishopville, Cheraw, Chesterfield, Dillon, Hartsville, Lake View, Latta, McColl and Society Hill.

Services provided by CareSouth Carolina include family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, women services, OB/GYN, HIV/AIDS primary care, dental, chiropractic services, pharmacy, substance-use prevention, geriatrics, social services, clinical counseling, laboratory, 4D ultrasound, X-Ray, migrant services and veteran’s choice provider.

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